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Re: Loading Standard Packages

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  • Subject: [mg8539] Re: [mg8467] Loading Standard Packages
  • From: Kristina Pawlikowski <pawlikk at>
  • Date: Sat, 6 Sep 1997 23:16:09 -0400
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

Not sure if this is what is causing your problem, but there is a difference
between ` and '.  For loading packages, I believe that Mma requires you to use

>Sorry that this is a really newbie question, but I can't seem to load any of
>the standard add on packages.  Well, that's not really true...  Let me
>I wanted to play around with the graphics, so I evaluated:
><< Graphics'Polyhedra'
>Which should have loaded the package.  However, the response I get back is:
>Get::noopen : Cannot open Graphics'Polyhedra'.
>This is the response I get back no matter what add on I try to load.
>The really odd thing is when I go into the help, and look in the add-on's
>book, and evaluate:
>in the help browser itself.  This works fine!
>I then go back to my notebook where I tried to load the polyhedra package,
>and strangely enough, it loads just fine as well...
>Obviously, I'm missing some initialization step, but I can't seem to find
>out what it is...
>If someone could help me out on this, I'd be much obliged.  Oh, and if I
>could get a pointer to the docs where all this is cleared up, I'd be very

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